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Why Abu al-Qasim is considered as Father of Surgery ,?

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Asked by truth exposed, 26 Nov '12 03:59 pm
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He is best known for his early and original breakthroughs in surgery as well as for his famous Medical Encyclopaedia called Al-Tasrif, which is composed of thirty volumes covering different aspects of medical science. The more important part of this series comprises three books on surgery, which describe in detail of surgical treatment as based on the operations performed by him, including cauterization, removal of stone from the bladder, dissection of animals, midwifery, styptics, and surgery of eye, ear and throat. He perfected several delicate operations, including removal of the dead foetus and amputation.

Al-Tasrif was first translated by Gherard of Cremona into Latin in the Middle Ages. It was followed by several other editors in Europe. The book contains numerous diagrams and illustrations of surgical instruments, in use or developed by him, and comprised a part of the medical curriculum in European countries for many centuries. Contrary to the view that the Muslims fought sh ...more
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 26 Nov '12 04:01 pm

 
  
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Al-Zahrawi (also known as Albucasis) was simply the greatest Muslim surgeon, with European surgeons of his time coming to regard him as a greater authority than even Galen, the ancient world's acknowledged master.



He is considered as Islam's greatest medieval surgeon, whose comprehensive medical texts, combining Middle Eastern and Greco-Roman classical teachings, shaped European surgical procedures up until the Renaissance.

When reading Al Zahrawis life history and his writings, it is clear that he devoted his entire life and genius to the development and enhancement of medicine as a whole and surgery in particular. Although he traveled very little, he had wide experience in treating accident victims and war casualties.
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Answered by anil garg, 26 Nov '12 07:09 pm

 
  
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His greatest contribution to medicine is the Kitab al-Tasrif, a thirty-volume encyclopedia of medical practices.His pioneering contributions to the field of surgical procedures and instruments had an enormous impact in the East and West well into the modern period, where some of his discoveries are still applied in medicine to this day.
He was the first physician to describe an ectopic pregnancy, and the first physician to identify the hereditary nature of haemophilia
Answered by Ataur Rahman, 26 Nov '12 04:01 pm

 
  
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Plaster by Abu al-Qasim (Abucasis) in 1000.
Tracheotomy by Ibn Zuhr (Avenzoar) in the 12th century.
The medical procedure of inoculation in the medieval Muslim world, later followed by the first smallpox vaccine in the form of cowpox, invented in Turkey in the early 18th century.
At least 2,000 medicinal substances.
Answered by Psycho, 26 Nov '12 03:59 pm

 
  
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